Category Archives: DJ GEAR

PROPER AUDIO SETTINGS: FOR A BEGINNER

Chase Jewell
Chase Jewell

By Chase Jewell            As a mobile DJ, it is a requirement to know how to properly select and use your equipment and system.  The hardest things to learn in the beginning is proper equipment selection, proper setup, and proper mixing and equalization of your audio system.  If you do not…

The Photo Booth Expo 2017

PB Expo (10)
PB Expo (10)

By Jake Klein The first known really working photographic machine was a product of the French inventor T. E. Enjalbert (March 1889). It was shown at the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris. Through the years photo booths have proven themselves as a fun thing to do as well as a great way to capture moments…

Product Review: Reloop RP-8000 Hybrid Turntables

Chase Jewell
Chase Jewell

By Chase Jewell – Sound & Lighting Tutor For years, I’ve had a pair of Stanton STR8-60 turntables that I used for my events that I would use for doing timecode mixes. This was mostly for my bar, club, and school dance gigs. And while these turntables did the job, after five rebuilds and years…

Software Review: Jammtext by Mixcity for the Mobile DJ

Chase Jewell
Chase Jewell

By Chase Jewell – Sound & Lighting Tutor For the past few months, I’ve been doing a test run of the DJ software Jammtext from Mixcity, which is an interactive video text to screen/slideshow program with social media integration. I wanted to get an objective, fresh look at it for myself. There are so many…

Sound System Setup Tips: Speakers, Subwoofers, and More

Chase Jewell
Chase Jewell

By Chase Jewell – Sound & Lighting Tutor In this article, I discuss the proper setup of your PA system, as well as recommendations of what types of equipment you should use or look into purchasing. A lot goes into designing your PA system, and making sure everything runs and sounds perfect can be a…

Gig Lab: Intimidator Bar Mitzvah Blast!

Join CHAUVET DJ Senior Product Manager Allan Reiss as he blasts this Bar Mitzvah with pure Intimidator power! Featuring Intimidator Beam 140SR, Intimidator Hybrid 140SR and Intimidator Trio!

Sound-Activated vs. Intelligent Lighting

Chase Jewell Light Show

By Chase Jewell, “Sound & Lighting Tutor” The biggest question I get asked a lot by mobile DJs just starting out is, “What dance floor lighting do you recommend I get for my DJ setup?” Well, that is a very simple question that has a very VERY complex answer. Why? Because the answer depends largely…

“The Mobile DJ Handbook” Author Stacy Zemon

DJ Brian S. Redd interviews Stacy Zemon outside the Mobile Beat Show about her professional background and books. For autographed copies visit promobiledj.com. “The Mobile DJ Handbook,” “The DJ Sales & Marketing Handbook,” “The Mobile DJ MBA” and “The Mobile DJ Entrepreneur” are also available on amazon.com.

DJ Tip In a Minute: Security for Your Gear

DJ Jay Brannan says, “I make a habit of keeping my laptop/hard drives/headphones/chargers together and away from my gig until the last minute after setting up everything else. I also tear down my laptop/hard drive/headphones first when the gig has ended and get those things OUT of the room and locked up in my van,…

Using a QSC TouchMix with a DJ Set Up

Jason Klock Shares how he uses his QSC TouchMix-8 compact digital mixer in a typical DJ set up to optimize microphones for announcements. He also shows how to set up a KW181 powered subwoofer on an aux output of the TouchMix for total subwoofer control between DJ music and microphones.